Tag Archives: Mishlei

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777


vayishlach-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777 Shabbos: Challenge at Twilight and Receiving the Wealth of Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov encountered the angel of Esav and struggled with him. The Torah records that the angel … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shelach 5776


Shelach 5776 New Stories Shelach 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shelach 5776 Our Mission in This World Introduction In this week’s parasha the Torah records the incident of the Meraglim, the spies that Moshe sent to ascertain if the Jewish People would … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776


Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 New Stories Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 Peace through the actions of the wicked Introduction This week I was discussing with a friend of mine the name of the leader of the tribe of Shimon, Shlumiel Ben … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Kedoshim 5776


Kedoshim 5776 New Stories Kedoshim 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Kedoshim 5776 Morality Leads to Unity Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Vayikra 19:1-2) vayidabeir HaShem el Moshe leimor dabeir el kol adas binei Yisroel viamarta aleihem kedoshim tihyu ki … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Acharei-Mos Inspiration 5776


So I keep thinking about the students of Rabbi Akiva who died during the Sefira period, and I again wonder what it is that they did that caused this tragedy. The Gemara (Yevamos 62b) merely states that they didn’t respect … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Pekudei 5776


The Parashah begins with the words, אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת, these are the reckonings of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of Testimony. Literally translated the word פְקוּדֵי means counting or reckoning. However, we find elsewhere that the word פקוד means … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Re’eh Inspiration 5774


What do we need to do to earn HaShem’s blessing? The Torah tells us in the beginning of this week’s parasha that all we have to do is to listen to the mitzvos that HaShem is commanding us today. Is … Continue reading

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